Project Details

Feasibility Analysis of Shrimp Waste Processing Alternatives

July 1, 2004 - August 14, 2004

LocationFundingInstitutionPrincipal Investigator(s)
Hawaii $34,850 University of Hawaii at Manoa D. M. Jenkins, P.S. Leung, W-K Nip
  1. Identify different processing alternatives for utilizing shrimp head and other wastes from shrimp and other seafood processing. These include alternative preparations for high-protein meals for animal feeding, high value natural products, and specialty foods.
  2. Complete an engineering cost analysis of basic operations for processing waste streams from shrimp and other seafood processing. These include the costs of transport, storage and handling, separation of viscera from chitinous materials, and subsequent grinding and biological processing, under various realistic scenarios of volume and distributed generation of waste.
  3. Perform marketability study of these alternative materials, including hands-on interactions with different specialty marketing venues in Hawaii.


Final Report